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24th Oct 2015

10 last-minute Halloween Camps for little monsters this mid-term

HerFamily

We’ve found a few great places for you to safely store your ghostly villains this mid-term (while you take a few hours off!). 

1. Any little monsters who love Science in Galway city?

A Halloween science day filled with experiment. Your babes will be playing with ghostly shadows, ghoulish lava lamps, ghastly fake blood and glow-in-the-dark slime. ‘Micro’ scientists fit into the 10-12-year-old bracket, ‘Nano’ scientists in the 7-9-year-old bracket and ickle ‘Pico’ scientists into the 4-6-year-old section.

Deets: €53 per child at NUIG, Lower Salthill, Galway. October 30, 10am – 4pm.

2. Awesome animation camp in Dublin

For 3rd – 6th class kids. Create Wallace and Gromit-style stop motion movies with plasticine and clay moulds. Their imagination and manual dexterity will become enhanced as they learn to put it all together on computer or tablet. Next stop Pixar!

Deets: €45 per child, for two days in Mount Merrion, Dublin. October 29 – 30, 9.30am – 3pm.

3. Wild Adventure Camp in Waterford

Think ‘Zombie Archery,’ ‘Creepy Cave Crawling,’ ‘Krazy Kayaking,’ ‘Freaky Freefalls’ or ‘Wicked Wipeouts’ This is on for the active types, there’ll be non-stop running around all day.

Deets: €30 per child, per day or €120 for the week in Dunmore. October 27 – 30, 10am – 1pm.

4. Little Dublin Scientists creep on up to Wicklow

Primary school kids will get a hands-on approach to science here making their very own freaky-coloured fog, glow in the dark eyeballs and vile oozing pumpkins.

Deets: €53 for children from 5 years-of-age. October 30th, 10am – 4pm.

5. Eile ‘Mental’ Activities in Spiddal, County Galway

Who doesn’t love Laser Tag, Archery, Orienteering and Disc Golf? I mean come on. There should be a similar camp for adults. Whether it’s battling through the spooky graveyard in Laser Tag, tackling orienteering and assault courses, or trying to stop giggling sorbing downhill, there is no doubt the activities in this rugged part of Galway are almost too much fun. The course is designed to encourage teamwork and friendship in a challenging environment. Cool.

Deets: €80 per child aged 10+ at the Furbo venue, Spiddal. October 27 – 30th, 9am – 4pm.

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6. Super-cool Starcamps all around the country

Crazy little creeps can learn songs, dances and movie scenes with a Halloween theme, play freaky games and have inevitable outbursts of eerie laughter. Your kids will get up to all sorts of unnerving antics at camp for four frightening days. A mini-showcase at collection time happens after each camp when the camp supervisors break it gently to Mum and Dad that the songs and dances will probably be performed in their house for the next few months!

Deets: €80 for children and teenagers from 4 – 13 years-old in Mayo, Tipperary, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick venues. October 27 – 30, 9.30am – 2.30pm. Sibling discounts available.

7. Cork Let’s Go Camp for your little evil spirits

This camp is action-packed full of activities, sports and games, inflatables, fancy dress competitions, Halloween games, iPads and laptops for teamwork tactics and more cool stuff.

Deets: From €80 at Trabeg Sports Centre, South Douglas Road and Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig County Cork. October 27 – 30, 9.30am – 3.30pm.

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8. Arts and Crafty fun for Westmeath Mid-termers 

In the morning classes, kids explore “bats and cats” printing, monster collages, spooky stained glass and way more savage things to set them on a path of creative development. In the afternoon, kids make autumnal artworks, masks, bags and decorations.

Deets: €50 for 6+ at Luan Gallery, Westmeath. October 26 – 30, 11am – 12.30pm and 2.30am – 4pm.

9. Surf’s Up for Donegal’s little ghostbusters

This is a super way for your children to get great exercise and new skills while having fun in the Irish sea. It’s ISA approved so all the instructors are qualified coaches, qualified RLSS Beach lifeguards, and fully insured. Every lesson is taught when the child is only waist depth, so they don’t need to be a strong swimmer. Wetsuits and boards provided.

Deets: €80 per child from 6 years-of-age in Rathmullan, North Donegal. October 27 – 30, 10am – 12pm.

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10. Crazy cooks can Camp in Louth, Kildare and Meath

Kids are encouraged to arrive in full Halloween garb to make gruesome (but tasty) eyeball pasta with witches potion and cookies on the side. This is such a fun class for terrible little school pals and scary siblings to do together. They sit and eat together and play Halloween games in a cosy kitchen and learns great life skills. Sounds like a Halloween weekend well-spent. Mmm, eyeball pasta…

Deets: €20 for children aged  5 – 13 years-old at Main Street, Clonee. October 30, 10am – 4pm.

If you know any super scary kid’s camps over the Halloween that we should be aware of, email us at [email protected]